J-Stars Victory Vs

J-Stars Victory Vs 01The weeaboo in me is going absolutely nuts right now. What looks to be a very nice looking Jump game is coming out in HD later this year. Formerly known as Project Versys J, this game is called J-Stars Victory Vs. Featuring famous Shounen Jump characters such as Naruto, Son Goku, Kenshin Himura and Monkey D. Luffy, it's a 3rd persion action brawler much in the same vein as the DBZ Tenkaichi games. It even looks like it's using the same graphics and environments from Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi.

J-Stars Victory Vs 02 Made in part to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Japan's weekly Jump Magazine, this has been touted to be the 'ultimate Jump game'. The game is published by Namco Bandai and will be released for PS3 and PS Vita sometime this year.

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E3 2013: Rain Trailer

rain_ps3_01Shown during the Sony press conference, Rain is about an invisible world revealed the falling rain. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, you follow the story of a young boy and girl as they search for answers and try to escape the evil that is also hidden in the rain. rain_ps3_02I know what you're all thinking. This looks so much like Ico which is a good thing. From the camera angles, the young boy and girl, the silent mystery and what looks to be a darker theme than most games makes me very excited for this.

The game is set to launch in fall of 2013 on both the PS3 and PSVita.

PlayStation Plus for PS Vita

PlayStation Plus on PSVita

Sony announced during Tokyo Game Show that PlayStation Plus would be coming to the PS Vita. This will happen on November 19, 2012 in North America.

This is huge for any PS Vita owners and even for future PS Vita owners because aside from getting free games on your PS3, there will also be a set of free games for the PS Vita. Aside from the games, Vita owners will also get 1GB of cloud storage for your saved games.

Here is the list of games for PS+ on the Vita: Uncharted: Golden Abyss Gravity Rush Wipeout 2048 Jet Set Radio Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!!!

Free games aside, the v2.00 Vita update will also allow you to access your Gmail and Yahoo! Mail accounts, enhanced web browsing features, Wi-Fi connectivity from your Vita to your PC, and custom touchscreen and rear touchpanel settings for your Vita. If you haven't subscribed to PlayStation Plus and own PS3 and/or PSVita, now is the perfect time to do so.

PlayStation Plus November 2012


Motal Kombat Vita Gameplay and Features


Mortal Kombat for the PS Vita just got announced a while back which surprised a lot of people since the latest Mortal Kombat is still a fairly new game. Some gameplay footage along with information about some of its new features has just surfaced and it's looking pretty good.

The Vita version will have all the characters and costumes (DLC included) from the its HD counterpart with a few obvious downgrades in terms of textures and graphics. Even with the portable downgrade, the game still looks incredible and is said to run at a solid 60 frames per second. Gameplay still looks as solid as the home console version and the new "gimmick" features that uses the front touchscreen and the accelerometer actually look fun.

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Some of the new features that were revealed was an option to use the touchscreen for performing fatalities, this was not something that they needed to add but it's nice that it's in there. Another new feature that was included is a new challenge tower that will have challenges that cleverly takes use of the Vita's technology such as using the accelerometer to balance your character so that they don't fall in a pit of death, wiping the blood off the screen while in battle, or fending off incoming missiles during a heated match.

Touchscreen and accelerometer gimmicks are usually an afterthought and end up not really adding much to the overall game or sometimes even hinder the experience. NetherRealm is actually incorporating a lot of really neat ideas into this portable bloodbath and quite frankly I am excited to see what the final product will be.







E3 2011: The PS Vita is looking really good [prices and video line-up included]

Sony's successor the PSP is the next big thing in portable gaming. Sony could nto stop talking about this little piece of delicious hardware that will be living in your pocket.

With more than 80 games in development for the PS Vita and with publishers like EA, Ubisoft, Capcom, THQ and Activision working on them, how can you not be excited for it? Titles such as Uncharted, Wipeout, Little Big Planet, Modnation Racers, Super Stardust, Ruin and even Street Fighter x Tekken being announced and show during the Sony Press Conference. The starting line up of the PS Vita looks to be vast and varied and I like it.

There will be two models available on release. A WiFi only model and a 3G+WiFi model. Now here's the news that you've been waiting for, the prices.


WiFi only model: $249.99 €259 ¥24,980

3G + WiFi model: $299.99 €299 ¥29,980

Pretty good deal if you ask me. I was scared it would exceed $300 so I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Oh and did I mention that it's coming out this holiday season 2011?

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